During Hispanic Heritage Month, or any time, you can discover the rich and historic connection between national parks and historic sites and Hispanic/Latinx heritage. And there’s always the opportunity to take a hike, watch wildlife, enjoy a picture perfect sunset, learn about the intersection of national parks, conservation and recreation with Park Rangers.
Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, is no more. Its new name is Palisades Tahoe, and it newly incorporates the adjoining ski/snowboard resort, which is no longer known as Alpine Meadows. The name change is the latest in a wave of rebranding of names which insult our Native American tribes, including renaming major sports teams.
The Tokyo Olympics aren’t the only games this month. WEIO in Fairbanks, Alaska, draws Native athletes and dancers from around the state, the United States, Canada and Greenland. Competitive games include high kick, knuckle hop, ear pull, two-foot high kick, Eskimo stick pull, and the blanket toss. There’s also indigenous dances, authentic arts and crafts for sale, a Miss WEIO pageant and other cultural activities.
The magical destination of Tahiti re-opened to international tourism on May 1, 2021. Here’s why you should put Tahiti on your bucket list, especially it’s most famous island, Bora Bora. It sparkles with its diverse marine life, rugged mountain landscapes thick with colorful flowers and deep green trees, and luxurious glass-floored bungalows that seem to float over pristine turquoise lagoons.
In celebration of the signing the Great American Outdoors Act, admission to national parks and public lands is FREE on August 5, 2020. In addition, August 4th is being designated as the “Great American Outdoors Day.” In future years, every August 4 will be a free entrance day to celebrate the signing of this landmark
The iconic Ford Bronco is returning after a quarter-century, as a part of Ford’s all-new outdoor lifestyle brand of 4×4 adventure SUVs. And it’s being introduced on national TV on July 13, across multiple networks, channels and streaming services. It’s the first time ever prime-time product reveal for Ford, and maybe for any automotive company.
Switzerland’s most famous mountain, the Matterhorn, is covered in flags in April, a different one each night, all virtually, part of an ongoing tribute to countries seriously affected by Covid-19. The American flag is being displayed on Thursday, April 16th. These are gi-normous reflected projections of flags, cover the 14,600-foot Swiss peak, one of the